World at War DLC has made $70 million

Written by Joe Martin

October 22, 2009 // 11:16 a.m.

Tags: #activision #call-of-duty #cod #dlc #map #treyarch #world-at-war #world-at-war-dlc-has-made-70-million

Activision is making a killing on downloadable content it seems, with Call of Duty: World at War alone having made almost $70 million from sales of map packs alone according to Gamasutra.

The $70 million figures comes from a detailed analysis of NPD sales figures for the game as part of an effort to work out how much the average American has spent on the game.

There are three map packs available for Treyarch's Call of Duty: World at War, with each one priced at $10.

Collectively the trio of DLC has sold more than 6.5 million copies as of August. Over half of World at War's 11 million sales were made in the US too, with Gamasutra finally concluding that the average fan had spent around $65 USD on the game.

Obviously Modern Warfare 2 will follow suit then, with some MW2 DLC already hinted at and said to be in development before the game has even launched.

It's probably not too cynical to suggest that the roll-out of IWnet for Modern Warfare 2 is part of an attempt to make PC gamers more reliant on DLC for new content too, by trimming out some mod support and all dedicated servers.

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